In West Dallas, the Struggle to Save a Neighborhood — and One of City's Oldest Homes

Now we know who's eyeing the 127-year-old Victorian farmhouse that sits atop la loma in West Dallas.Houston-based David Weekly Homes hopes to wipe history right off the expansive hilltop with the downtown views and replace it with town homes. Forty-eight single-family "shared access developments," to be precise, spread over three corners at the intersection of N. Edgefield Ave. and Stafford Street in the Western Heights neighborhood once known as Flanders Heights, so named for Dallas' first trained architect who, in the late 1800s, planted the first-ever housing development west of downtown.  Continue reading...

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